A YOUNG Huddersfield woman was today set for a tragic reunion with her hero boyfriend.
Jess Nunns, 18, was at RAF Brize Norton for a repatriation ceremony for Afghan victim Tom Wroe and two of his comrades.
And it was a sad journey for the teenager, who had been Tom’s girlfriend for the past two years.
They were students together for five years at Honley High School and also comrades in the local Army Cadet Force.
Jess – who described Tom as “my rock, my perfect man” – travelled down to the airbase yesterday with members of the soldier’s family and many friends.
They will be on hand as soldiers from The Yorkshire Regiment honour the young Meltham trooper.
The troops will form a guard of honour and a bearer party when the aircraft carrying the body of Pte Wroe returns to the UK.
The young soldier – who turned 18 only in June – was one of two Yorkshire soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan at the weekend.
He and the other victim, Sgt Gareth Thursby, will be carried from the plane when it lands at RAF Brize Norton early this afternoon with full military honours.
The same aircraft will also repatriate Lance Cpl Duane Groom, who was also killed in Afghanistan in a weekend of horror attacks.
All three soldiers will then be taken in a convoy through the streets of nearby Carterton, where family, friends and veterans will gather at the town’s Memorial Garden to pay their own tributes.